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and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. so it has been, so it must be with this generation of americans. that we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. our nation is at war, again
made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, former president clinton adviser and mastermind, paul begala and president of rebuild the dream is here as well. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars behind the movie "lincoln." that is the lesson of lincoln, in his first inaugural he talked about appealing to better angels of our nature, then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. presidents have to try to change the culture in which they're placed. in this case, this division we have in the country is not going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton who desperately wanted to. it wasn't heal by president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he
by president clinton who desperately wanted to, and it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he has to pursue his agenda the way president lincoln did, with -- yes, with relentless commitment but, of course, he'll say -- presidents have to be unifying figures, but i think the central political miscalculation was he actually thought his mere presence would -- >> when the president is talking about unity and working together tomorrow paul begala is going to be saying yadda, yadda, yadda in his head. do you agree? >> well, i think the more eloquent way to say this, is i think he needs to say that he wants unity. but not unity at all costs, there's something more important than people just getting together in this town. there are people hurting in towns across america. he has to show the willingness to work with anybody, but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job as president of the united states. >> southbouisn
, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just be ruthless. >> i think he's got to pursue his agenda with way president lincoln did. yes, with relentless commitment. i think the central political miscalculation of his first term is he thought his mere presence would bank those partisan. >> you're going to be saying yada, yada in his head. >> i think the more elegant way to say this -- >> what my client meant to say. >> i think he needs to say he wants unity but not unity at all costs. there's something more important that be just people getting along in this town. they deserve a better economy. he's got to show the willingness to work with anybody but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job. >> isn't that what republicans who say that compromise is a dirty word and it's important to standby your principles. >> i love paul. he's going to
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the president can expect in his second term. we have now had a period of a reagan, clinton, and bush. guest: this is the second time in our history when we have had three successive two-term presidencies. inaugural in a row. the only other time that century. three virginians, almost neighbors. jefferson, madison, and monroe. you're right. it is an interesting counterpoint to the polarization we talk about. host: i want you to listen to an interview we conducted on december 18, 2008 with outgoing president george w. bush. his words on being a unita, not a divider. -- uniter, not a divider. listen to what he said, also his body language. [video clip] >> you said, i am optimistic washington. i believe things happen for a reason. >> that was a hopeful person saying that. >> are you less hopeful? >> we work together, there were -- the tone changed some initially. we had no child left behind. some bipartisan accomplishmentssome people here in this town agenda. should. and it did not happen. terms. guest: president obama has said things better very similar. -- that are very similar. it is not just
clinton and benghazi he said he didn't believe it's a blot on her record. how can he say this when there is four dead americans. she said i take responsibilit responsibility. kim i don't know why he went on a limb. i have respect for his service and served well and rewarded with tremendous opportunities in the bush administration. this makes no sense. >> bob: he was secretary of state and understands things like this happen. this is not the secretary of state's final responsibility. >> don't take credit for? >> bob: that night was not her responsibility. >> she said it was her responsibility. >> bob: she said i'm responsible for it but is he is responsible to make decision about security? >> andrea: so it's not hillary clinton's or susan rice's or president obama. nobody's? >> kimberly: the ambassador. >> bob: i said she said it was her responsibility. >> dana: the point is -- >> bob: it might have been the responsibility of somebody in the embassy not telling the ambassador go to benghazi. it's unsafe. >> andrea: so now we blame foreign service agent agents ine embassy. >> bob: yo
minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will, looking at the crowd, taking pictures, if you will. now, if only we can bottle that for the rest of the time here in office. again, great to be back on this perch again. by the way, in all those inauguration facts that you could look up, the one i thought was kind of amazing, the platform behind me, 10,000 square feet at a cost of $1.2 million to hold about 1,600 vips. of course, all the members of congress, the jus
's personal vehicle post presidency. think of it as sort of a precursor to that similar to president clinton's clinton global initiative. well, if it's friday, we'll get david gregory in here. can the white house leverage the what house apparatus to work in the second term? mr. gregory? good to see you. let's start with what they're doing here, what they promised to do in the first term. their big organization would be used. they still claim it was successful. they say you think health care was hard without ofa it would have been even harder, things like that. but to see what they're going to do and the first test is going to be guns. >> what is striking about the gun proposals is the president has basically thrown a long bomb here to use a football metaphor. saying look. these are things i believe in. now look. if the public rises up we'll get it done. it is based on public opinion. i think the problem with that is that he understands the political reality of an assault weapons ban and high capacity magazine ban being so difficult in the house and one of the things they have to do is win th
, with only weeks left on the job secretary of state hillary clinton about to face tough questions on capitol hill, this as congress tries to get to the bottom of the deadly terror attacks in our consulate in libya. good morning i'm jon scott. >> reporter: hello, everyone i'm arthe arthel nevel in for jenna lee. hillary clinton will give her account of what happened when four lives were taken in libya. she was due to testify earlier but had to postpone due to a healthcare. jennifer griffin is live at the state department. what are the biggest unanswered questions that secretary clinton will face tomorrow from the house and senate foreign affair committees? >> reporter: there are so many unanswered questions. for one fox news has learned from senior defense officials that the state department asked a fast team of marines who were being sent from rota, spain to deplane off of their plane and change out of their military aoup forms int uniforms inch and change into civilian clothes. that delayed their time. they were being tenth to tripoli, not to benge so they would not have saved any lives tha
was for president clinton's second in operation in 1997. each one -- second inauguration in 1997. each one is special. i have and in a different place in my career each time i have done it. i have done something different with each and every inaugural parade. looking back on all four that i have done and the one we are about to do, each time it is an honor to be part of it. it is a historical event, something that will be in the record books, something people will look back on one day, and in some small way, i know i had a part of it. >> you can watch the public inaugural ceremonies as president obama begins his second term starting live monday at 7:00 a.m. eastern, and continuing all day on c-span. president obama will be sworn in at noon. we will show you the other festivities, including the capitol luncheon and the inaugural parade. >> throughout inauguration day, go online to see more videos and behind-the-scenes photos of the 57 presidential and operation at c-span.org. could also go to facebook -- you can also go to twitter or facebook. earlier today, the political action committee e
, president clinton is there coming in now. a.b. stoddard with me as well from "the hill". ab, what a day. fairly warm for a washington january. >> it was supposed to be much colder. eight degrees we got are much appreciated. crowds that are here are really excited. they are smaller than last time but very excited. shepard: former first lady after serious health problems seems to being doing pretty well on a chilly day with her husband. >> they are not only the stars of the democratic party but two of the most popular people in the world. the bush presidents are not going to be in attendance today. the clintons haed to be here and hold up the tradition. shepard: indeed. certainly glad that president bush 41 is home and resting and doing well after about some serious time in the hospital in icu. but his family says he is doing very well and so glad to be back home in texas. >> that is a big relief. everyone worried through the holiday season about is extended day. he is so bee of the lo. he would be here if he could have been. shepard: this crowd is uniquely american experience. the changi
. reagan, clinton, and bush. guest: this is the second time in our history when we have had three successive two-term presidencies. three men going to their second inaugural in a row. the only other time that happened was in the 19th century. jefferson, madison, and monroe. you're right. it is an interesting counterpoint to the polarization we talk about. host: i want you to listen to an interview we conducted on december 18, 2008 with outgoing president george w. bush. listen to what he said, also his body language. [video clip] >> you said, i am optimistic that we can change the tone in washington. >> that was a hopeful person saying that. >> are you less hopeful? >> we work together, there were some bipartisan accomplishments but the rhetoric got very tough. some people here in this town use the politics of personal destruction to advance their agenda. i do not want to sound self- serving, but i have not. i do not think a president should. i was hoping for better tone, and it did not happen. host: as you reflect on george w. bush at the end of his two terms. guest: president ob
clinton will testify on capitol hill, wednesday. there are not a lot of changes in direction, policywides, perhaps less inclination for american intervention. senator john kerry isine as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message -- he's a republican, but his past statements on israel and iran and his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, hagel will likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. in the second term, many look for one last big push -- immigration reform. >> the second term offers the president to be more risky, i think in terms of policies that they know are politically changing like immigration reform. >> with a growing latino vote, putting additional pressure ahead of 2016. >> the growing number of latinos and how they will affect the elections puts a lot of onous both parties to get something done. >> others feel the time has passed for big, bold moves. >> this gridlock in washington is very real. it is not going anywhere. the president
there was this young arkansas democratic governor bill clinton unseating an incumbent republican president. the uncomfortable part of that memory for democrats is that even though bill clinton did beat president bush in 1992 he did so with only 43% of the vote. bill clinton got 43% of the vote that year. president bush got 37% of the vote. and even though it is always a bad idea to do math on television, this one isn't that hard. if you add up 43 and 37 you do not get anywhere near 100% of the vote. what happened to the rest of the vote? the wacky thing about the 1992 election in terms of thinking about american binary red versus blue party politics is that another guy who ran that year, a third person, got almost 20% of the vote. it was ross perot, right? giant sucking sound. ross perot got a very large proportion of the vote for a third-party candidate. nearly 20%. and who knows how the votes would have been divided between bill clinton and george h.w. bush had ross perot not been in there that year. but one thing that's often forgotten about the 1992 race was that ross perot was not the
. >> you can see former president clinton and secretary of state clinton. who is going to be testifying before congress in a less friendly atmosphere later this week. i was reading obama's first inaugural address today, because i thought, you know, let's get a sense of what it is that he said four years ago. i want to read you two lines. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and falls promises the recriminations and warn out doug mas that for far too long have strangled our politics. that is an incomplete at best. not all the president's fault but also counterparts on capitol hill. but we are still strangled by that kind of division. talking about national security and the global war on terror, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. that was part of the promise he was going to make to shut down guantanamo, to end enhanced interrogation . say that's a good decision on his part and he realizes as commander-in-chief what he has to do. it was his first order, actually in office. a lot of people forget that. as you look at the former preside
obama. and another chance to see chelsea clinton taking part in the national day of service event. in 2009, activities began with president-elect and mrs. obama attending church services across from the white house. they went to the white house and the motorcade for the coast and the inaugural address. here is a look at the activities from 2009. ♪ >> how are you? [sirens] [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> good morning. [cheers] [cheers and applause] >> you ok? >> yeah, i'm fine. ♪ cheers and applause ♪ [cheers and applause] [cheers] >> ready to go? >> we have senator biden in the other room. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >>
. and that's become very important. >> we saw president bill clinton walk into the capitol right there. what a relationship, what a ride that has been, between him and president obama, started out four years ago. difficult relationship. the president, of course, his wife, hillary clinton. they have grown so close over the last four years. perhaps, one of the most significant political moments in the last campaign, when bill clinton gave that speech at the democratic convention. >> we're told that the president called. >> first phone call. >> right after the election, knew what he had done. as we watch the procession into the platform, i want to bring in nicolle wallace, of course preside republican presidencies and the campaign. before we leave the topic of the clothes the first lady has to wear, sometimes at her peril, how much stress does that create in their lives? >> well, i think presidents usually defer to their wives, the smart presidents do, for the selection of the inaugural tie and what not. i think on a day like this, there's so much buildup that the white house staff and the pres
loss of principal. >>> so clinton and monica lewinsky, richard nixon and watergate, ronald reagan and iran-contra, pundits call it the second term curse. what does that all mean? joining us for a look at this in more about how to run things during your second term in office, our political pundits cnn contributors margaret hoover and paul begala. margaret, you were in the bush white house between the first term and second term. how conscious were they then to legacy, to how to avoid the problems that ultimately did pop up in the second it term? >> there weren't problems in bush's second term like in reag reagan's or clinton's or nixon's by comparison. the problem was maybe a question of misspent political capital, the handling of katrina was terrible and that did impede his ability to get legislative success through. but i think very conscious, especially of the second inaugural address and contents of it. when you go back and read second inaugural addresses that one does stand out as one that captured a moment and captured a vision that the president had for the country at that ti
that happened was with bill clinton. we will share with you some thoughts by jerry is joining us from detroit on the democrats' line, good morning. caller: what makes this inauguration so much more significant that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit boxes. the rich got richer, and the poor have gotten poorer, let's hope the second term as a little bit more appropriate. host: thanks for the call. from "the national journal "-- the richard nixon inaugurals parade a pesticide to get rid of pigeons. calvin coolidge was sworn in by his own father and ulysses s. grant wa
. martha: so true. >> reporter: nobody saw the troubles that would bee set bill clinton in his second term, principle lee the monica liwienski scandal that would damage his approval rating. what we don't know sometimes is what turns out to be most critical in the second term, and it's -- it rile is an example of you never know. martha: yeah, who knows what the future hold for this president. brit, thank you so much. bill: that last point is an excellent one too. we've spent the last couple of hours talking about the national challenge here at home, whether it's deficit and debt spending, whether it's the unemployment i rate, trying to find a firmer foot for the economy. there is no telling what can happen overseas, based on what we are watching just in northern africa in the last 24 months it is remarkable how that has really pushed itself into the headlines of america today. this is a shot, i don't think we've seen before. i was on the mall four years ago, and i did not have a monitor, frankly, but a rolling shot of cadillac one making its way to the capitol building. did we have that fou
. president clinton in 1993 had 14, which is the record at the present time. it depends on the president, the resources available, and sometimes the weather. they can have them in elaborate, or fairly simple. here is a picture of the facility, again, decorated in a patriotic fashion. both resident bush and president obama chose to make and highlight this site, calling it the commander-in-chief inaugural ball, and it was dedicated in both cases to members of the armed forces. ♪ [applause] >> this is quite typical of what inaugural balls can do, recognizing the work of the people that have worked to get the president elected. in the 1840s, when andrew jackson was the president, he opened up the white house, much to his chagrin, because it was trashed because of that, but he wanted popular people type of event, not a formal ball. >> you can watch the president inauguration at the white house, and monday, the public ceremony , but first his weekly radio address, where he talked about recent proposals for reducing gun violence he asked the american people to find out where their representat
hillary clinton called her counterpart there in algeria, again, for the second day in a row, and expressed deep concerns about the operation moving forward. the safety and security of those that remain hostages. there's a serious concern about the way the algerians conducted that operation yesterday. many of the, officials here at the pentagon suggest that the primary objective of the algerians appeared to be to crush the militants and not necessarily to rescue the hostages, and the state department spokesman said american hostages still do remain and talking about confusing numbers that were anywhere from three to ten america americans. two americans managed to hide during the initial assault on that nat gas complex in algeria and were able to escape unharmed, but it's believed that at least three additional americans are still being held hostage there at that plant, and to become even more complicated, a regional news agency reported that the militants themselves claimed to have two americans held hostage and are demanding the delease of two convicted terrorists being held here in the un
to be streamed live on the internet was president bill clinton's in 1997. the reagan inaugural was the first held on the west front of the u.s. capitol. before, they were always on the east front, and the swearing in of fdr was the first to be held on january 20. the twentieth amendment of the constitution moved it to that date from march 4. bill clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president in 1993, january 20. he beat the first president bush in the 1992 election, in which independent candidate ross perot got about 19% of the popular vote. this is about 20 minutes. [applause] >> governor, are you ready to take the oath? >> i am. >> would you please raise your right hand? i, william jefferson clinton, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states -- >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states -- >> and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> so help me, god. >> congratulations. [cheers and applause] ♪ ["hail to the chief" plays] [gun sal
phase of the so-called big deal in the budget. we're of the view that just as it took during the clinton administration, it didn't happen in one fell swoop. the economy in great shape and move toward a balanced budget. it started off in three phases. it started off with president bush's actions, the first president bush in terms of taxation before president clinton took office. and then the actions the president took in 1994 and then in 1997. well, we think there is a third phase here that can set our country on a path that will allow us to get our debt to g.d.p., our deficit to g.d.p. down around 3%, which is the basis of all economists left, right and center all agree on the areas we can begin to grow as a country. and as my grandfather used to say with grace of god and goodwill of the neighbors, cooler heads will prevail now between now and the time we deal with the debt ceiling and we may meet the goal which we set out to do, which is to have roughly a $4 trillion cut over 10 years in the long-term deficit and to put us on that path. talk didn't come here to about any of those import
. bush. [applause] >> president clinton, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, the peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. with a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. as i begin, i thank president clinton for his service to our nation. [applause] and i thank vice president gore for a contest conducted with spirit and ended with grace. [applause] i am honored and humbled to stand here, where so many of america's leaders have come before me, and so many will follow. we have a place, all of us, in a long story -- a story we continue, but whose end we will not see. it is the story of a new world that became a friend and liberator of the old, a story of a slave-holding society that became a servant of freedom, the story of a power that went into the world to protect but not possess, to defend but not to conquer. it is the american story -- a story of flawed and fallible people, united across the generations by grand and enduring ideals. the grandest of these ideals is an unfolding american promise that everyone belon
. >> this is a fox news alert. fox news confirming that secretary of state hillary clinton will appear before the house foreign affairs committee on january 23rd to testify about benghazi. secretary of state clinton was scheduled to testify about the libyan terror attack last month, but she got sick, concussion and blood clot. testifying before the senate january 22nd. stay with fox for the latest on this developing news. to the trial of the woman accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting her ex-boyfriend's throat while he was in the shower. prosecutor is trying to show that arias is a liar. and she says she never stole or used the .25 caliber handgun that killed travis alexander and one week before the murder, a .25 caliber was stolen from her grandparents house and the police officer testifying about that burglary. >> it's a small .25 caliber handgun, approximately three to four inches fall by three to four inches long. >> had been taken? >> yes, had been taken. >> and during the-- >> yes, i believed it was unusual that small items, money, for instance, the change was not taken. i also tho
of hillary clinton for -- the part where deals would be cut with the pharmaceutical industries and hospital industry and those negotiations were all behind closed doors, involving those lobbyists and involving key players from the health-care industry. that was the part he was referring to and that part was definitely a promise broken. you could argue that a -- that the congressional part is only partly open. the big negotiations in congress have been behind closed doors and sun comes out in the open but as someone who covers congress, it is not allowed in the open. >host: some of the top promises that politifact looks that -- let's take a listen to president obama in his own words back in february of 2009 talking about iraq. [video clip] >> a candidate for president, i made clear a time line 16 months to carry out the drug them while pledging to consult closely with our military commanders upon taking office to ensure that we preserve the gains we have made and to protect our troops. these consultations are now complete. i have chosen a time line that will remove our combat brigades over t
, john legend just announced this morning, chelsea clinton will be the honorary national day of service saturday and members of congress with participate in that and doing service projects saturday two days before the inauguration in all 50 states. >> thank you. >>> coming up, lance armstrong comes clean telling oprah how he really won his seven tour de france victories. next, our good friend, arianne na huffington will join us when we come back. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. [ male announcer ] finally, mom's oven-baked tastes straight from the microwave. like oven-roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back o
phase of the so-called big deal on the budget. we're of the view that just as it took during the clinton administration, it didn't happen in one fell swoop to get our economy in great shape and move toward a balanced bump started off with three phases. started with president bush's actions, the first president bush, in terms of taxation, before president clinton took office. then the actions the president took in '94 and then in '97. well, we think there's a third phase here that can set our country on a path that will allow us to get our debt, the gdp, our deficit to gdp, down around 3%, which is the basis of which all economists left, right, center, agree, are the areas which we really can begin to grow as a country. and also my grandfather used to say, with the grace of god and good will of the neighbors, cooler heads will prevail between now and the time we deal with the debt ceiling, that we may very well be able to meet the goal which we set out to do, which is to have roughly a $4 trillion cut over ten years, and in the long-term deficit and put us on that path. but i didn't come
office. used to be hillary clinton's office, karl rove's office. and women have complained over the years about working in this west wing. but valerie jarrett said, i don't play golf. i don't particularly like to play cards. but nobody's going to question whether i have a role around here. so she said she's encouraged women who have come to work for this president to speak up. she said a lot of the women who came in who didn't work in the campaign didn't really know what the president wanted. and she said he likes people who argue, likes people who are going to help him make a better decision. so she said she acts as a resource for women in this administration and that this administration is going to get more diverse as it goes along. she also said that both the president and she will be traveling more around the country this year as they ramp up their engagement with business leaders, other supporters around the country. the president, since the election, has talked to 50 ceos and other business leaders. they've had 300 small business leaders come into the white house. this is all part o
inaugural speeches from the last 60 years starting with ronald reagan, bill clinton from 1993, dwilingt eisenhower from 1957, harry truman from 1949, then john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush, jimmy carter and we'll wrap up the night with george w. bush's speech. see ten inaugural speeches from ten past presidents on c-span. >> up next senate his torn don richy gave a historical perspective on inaugurations describing how various treated the day and how so help me god became part of the ceremony. this is about an hour. >> now there is a phrase that journalists use a lot. it's called a go to guy. and i think you know what that means. it means somebody who knows a lot about something that the journalists can go to and get from that person reliable information. and there are not that many go to guys around. there are a lot of people in this town who have opinions. there are a lot of people in this town who are incredibly glib. but there are not that many people who are so fundamentally immersed in a subject. and an important subject that journalists and others, ack demics are attracte
in the second term, president bush and is the clinton, they tried to shape a vision. he will fill in the policy details whether he goes back to the capitol hill. >> arthel: ed, thank you very much. did you know that each inauguration has a seen. tomorrow it's called faith in america's future. it was chosen by the joint congressional committee and commemorates united states unity and also marks 150th year of placement of the statue of freedom on capital dome in 1853. luncheon and other activities will reflect the theme. >> eric: as i mentioned it was a small affair, less than 2 dozen people on hand at swearing in. his sister and her family, his brother, mother-in-law and other close family members. it was not open to the public and according to the tradition that dates back to the 19th century. public inaugurations have to be moved to the following monday if it falls on today, a sunday. it has happened a few times before including back in 1985 during the second inauguration of president ronald reagan and also when eisenhower, he took his first of the second oath on a sunday. >> arthel: and repor
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